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acute care honorable mention Designer ZGF Architects LLP Client Legacy Health Where Portland, Oregon Legacy Health Randall Children’s Hospital Removing the fear and anxiety typically experienced during doctor visits and medical exams is a major consideration in designing children’s hospitals. So to create a stress-free healing environment for Randall Children’s Hospital, ZGF looked to comfort, familiarity, and positive association. Situated on the Legacy Emanuel Medical Center campus in Portland, Oregon, the 334,000-square-foot, nine-story building incorporates visuals and colors that children respond positively to, without becoming an overblown playground setting. Soft, flowing curves—in everything from counters and undulating wood ceilings to furniture—evoke the games and objects with which children are familiar. Four regionally inspired color palettes define spaces depending on function: A tranquil coastal palette infuses calm in the 74 neonatal intensive care unit and an active desert palette weaves through the emergency department, for example. Drawing on research that concludes children have a strong affinity for imagery found in nature, the designers figured fauna and flora, as well as wildlife, prominently in the project—but in a restrained fashion. There are tasteful animal silhouettes at toddler eye level in walls and nurses’ stations, fractal patterns in a seating booth, and leaves depicted in a mosaic mural. One juror commented, “[The project] avoids being over-the-top and kitschy.” Most importantly, the design team maximized natural light and selected non-institutional materials such as Zebrano wood and bamboo, resulting in a bright and cheery environment that invites children in. —SHEILA KIM OctOber 2012 PHOtOGrAPHy: eckert & eckert HeALtHcAre envirOnment AwArds

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Contract - October 2012
Industry News
Exhibition: HD Boutique
Product Focus: Take a Hint
Product Briefs: Health and Wellness
Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center
Los Angeles Center for Women’s Health
Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation
Healthcare Environment Awards
Kaleida Health, Clinical and Medical Research Building
Old Town Recovery Center
Baystate Medical Center
Legacy Health Randall Children’s Hospital
Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Brooklyn Infusion Center
Community Hospital @ Yishun
Mercy Medical Center Rooftop Garden
Rehab + Space Center
Heart Care Center
Practice: “Next Practices” in Healthcare Design
Design: Foster + Partners Develops Master Plan for Cleveland Clinic Growth
Exhibition: Studio Gang Architects at the Art Institute of Chicago
Designers Select: Lighting
Ad Index
Renovation: Saving Lives by Updating an Icon

Contract - October 2012